Community Opportunities ** HCOS does not endorse these activities but provides for student information.

Loft Country Children’s Camp in Langley (2640 248 St, Langley) has gone Christmas and is opening its’ doors to the public this season. This is a family friendly event for all ages that runs on 4 Evenings (from 5:30-9:30pm): December 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th. They are offering a $5 discount per admission for HCOS students and their family members. What is included in the price of Admission? a walk through the park, nightly entertainment, Live Carousel, Bumper cars, petting zoo, nativity scene, kid's treasure hunt, western town, photo ops, and more.  Carriage rides with team of horses will have an extra charge. Food and beverages are also for sale. See more information at http://loftcountrychristmas.com/index.html   or email theloft@loftcountry.com

 

“Please enter ‘HCOS’ as the promo code when ordering online”.

 

AND:

 

Artisan Christmas Craft Fair

December 2, 2017 from 11:00 am - 4:30 pm​

Held in the Seine Net Loft at

Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond BC​

Free admission

 

 

 

 

 

Kamloops Wildlife Park- volunteer opportunities

http://www.bcwildlife.org/volunteerwithus.htm

 

 

 

This page is a central database of community opportunities that families might like to investigate. We are not endorsing these opportunities, but rather sharing information as to possible resources available. Thank you.


Cybersafe BC

www.cybersafeBC.ca

Cybersafe is geared towards youth aged 10 – 16. It is an online course with a certificate at the end (which can be used as a Health & Career Sample). Students will watch videos, and do activities as well as learn about the dangers of the internet. They will learn about their digital footprint and online crime, including cyberbullying.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Parents should have a look at the course first because there is a component of the course that discusses sexual predators and "sexting.

Terrace SportsPlex:

Here is a link to all of our programs including public skating and fitness: www.terrace.ca

Kamloops Art Gallery

Public programs offered by the Kamloops Art Gallery, some free! kag.bc.ca

Brave Writer

Click here for online newsletter with some upcoming opportunities.

WETS

www.weteachsports.ca

Basketball opportunities in the Kelowna area.

Kelowna Minor Basketball Associationwww.kelownamba.com

Okanagan Elite - okanaganeliteathlete.weebly.com

Junior Heat - news.ok.ubc.ca

NBC - news.ok.ubc.ca (summer camp hosted at Heritage Christian School)

Gini Basketball - ginibasketball.com

Free bowling program for kids

www.kidsbowlfree.com

Parents are offered a $25 deal to allow up to 4 older family member to bowl for free with the kids. The parent offer is introduced after you sign up your children.

Royal BC Museum

http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/kids/camps/

Hershey's Track and Field Meets

www.hersheystrackandfield.com

Kids Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving experiences for the kids. PADI (professional association of dive instructors) and Scouts America have developed an experience for kids to experience what it would be like to Scuba Dive. The experience is held at a local swimming pool and lasts a couple hours. We provide all training and materials, all certified equipment needed to do this. For some it becomes a starter to full training courses, others just the satisfaction of the experience. However, for all a wonderful time.

We are also a certified and insured First Aid Training Center and would like to offer those services to your school program as well.

Information but also can be found on our web page www.langleydiving.com

Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) Program

www.successylm.org

The Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) Program consists of three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. These correspond with the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – which is a big part of YLM – but we offer so much more.

Our aim is to empower young people to take on leadership roles both in life and in the community. Through the three levels of the program, we strive to guide them in exploring new opportunities and developing their leadership and life skills through experience.

The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Leadership Millennium program is a holistic leadership training program with 5 unique focuses:

  • Personal Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Community Awareness
  • Adventure Expedition, and
  • Community Leadership Initiative

New to YLM? The Bronze level is where you want to start!
Upon successful completion of the YLM Bronze program, youth participants will receive the following:

  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) Certificate
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award
  • Toastmasters International Youth Leadership Program Certificate
  • St. John Ambulance‘s First Aid Certificate

 

 

Centre Ice will once again be offering the Home School Learn to Skate Program, which will run on Thursdays from 11:30am-12:30pm from November 5 to December 4.  The cost will be $95.00 (tax included)     For information or to register, email Deborah Stark at centreice@telus.net​  or call  604-504-7565.

 

 

Art Together in October  October 3, 17, 31, 2017 | 7pm−9pm

 

Calling all young people! The Surrey Art Gallery runs a free drop-in art group every other Tuesday night where you can create do-it-together projects with mentoring artists. There’ll be large-scale lantern making with Tamara Unroe on Oct 3 and 31 and clay mural drawing with Marie Côté on Oct 17.  For more information go to: http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/1544.aspx

 

 

 

Encounters with Canada

It sounds very interesting and is only for students aged 14-17, one week in Ottawa, every week, all year long.

Spend a week with Encounters with Canada - Canada's largest youth forum! Every week of the school year, 120 to 148 teens from across Canada (ages 14-17) come to Ottawa, where they discover their country through each other, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, explore exciting career options, develop their civic leadership skills and live an extraordinary bilingual experience. Over 92,000 youth have lived the EWC experience, so far!

www.ewc-rdc.ca

There was an article written in a previous HCOS newsletter. newsletter.onlineschool.ca